With over 70 golf courses, the Costa del Sol – also known as the Costa del Golf – is the top European destination for golf lovers. There are very few locations in the world that combine so many attractions in the same place as the province of Málaga does:
Outstanding golfing facilities, the wide range of activities on offer and an excellent climate that means you can play golf all year round.
Golf lovers who come to the Costa del Sol every year have a wide range of hotels to choose from. Hotels specialised in golf are especially worth mentioning, which provide facilities that ensure golfers have an enjoyable, comfortable stay. There are also resorts with their own golf course, and some have prestigious luxury hotels such as Villa Padierna Palace and Finca Cortesín. Marbella, Nueva Andalucia, Estepona, Sotogrande and Benahavís are home to the largest number of golf courses in the province of Málaga.
Some of the most prestigious architects have applied their knowledge and skills to the Costa del Sol’s golf courses. The American Robert Trent Jones designed courses such as Valderrama, Real Club de Sotogrande, Las Brisas and Los Naranjos. Other internationally renowned architects include Javier Arana, Tom Simpson, Perry Dye, Dave Thomas and Cabell B. Robinson, all of whom have left their mark on the Costa del Sol, as have legendary golfers like Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros.